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The Wonder Pig

This is a pottery figurine of one of my favourite pigs ever. Her name is Esther and she lives in Canada. Her story sounds like a fairy tale, but it's all true! Esther has two human dads who adopted her when she was a baby, thinking she was a "mini pig".. however, she turned out to be a regular industrial pig breed (that's also why her tail was already cut off) and continued to grow to over 600 pounds. Her dads recognized what amazing animal Esther and other pigs like her are and became vegans. Then they proceeded to open a crowd-funded animal sanctuary, "Happily Ever Esther", which has given a home to many other creatures already, despite still being in its start phase.

The figurine I made has small painted silhouettes of some sanctuary residents who were saved due to Esther's impact. Specifically I was going for Escalade the horse and BJ the donkey who were the first ones to arrive. The other animals are supposed to be a cow (they have 3 I think), 3 rabbits (idk how many they have now but I'm sure they will have at least 3 eventually), another pig (there are legions of pigs now that they've adopted a pregnant one who gave birth!), 2 goats (I messed up a bit, their actual goats don't have horns)... and space for them to be free together.

Height: 10cm
Length: 14cm

Esther's facebook:…
Her website:
Happily Ever Esther facebook:…
Image details
Image size
1500x2000px 1.84 MB
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 10, 2015, 5:46:39 PM
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xAerisx's avatar
BEAUTIFUL concept. I love this!
CutieDeidara's avatar
Oooh! Esther is so cute! I really admire her dads for their wonderful work for all animals! Heart 
This is a really wonderful tribute to Esther!
Great work and so beautiful :D
d4174179's avatar
Wonderfully-sculpted and charming story of her rescue and inspiration to help save other fellow Earthlings. :clap:
gescheitert's avatar
That's very nice of you to say. I find her story inspiring as well, I look at her pictures every day on facebook. They give me hope for what humanity can be like.
d4174179's avatar
Great idea to look at it and remind ourselves of how awareness and change are growing, that a tipping point will come. In the meantime, we need positives and sharing joys. :sun: